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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours a week (08:20 am – 3:20 pm)

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,404 - £25,183

Pay scale

NJC scale point 4-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a vacancy in our Teaching Assistant team. We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled teaching assistant with experience in supporting SEN pupils and excellent behaviour management skills. This role will include working with vulnerable children on a 1 to 1 basis and supporting them to access the curriculum. It will include preparing resources and assisting teachers in the day to day management of the class room.

You will have a positive attitude of self-improvement and a commitment to work alongside colleagues to share best practice, learn, reflect and improve. We are looking for a professional with a strong vocational commitment to improve the life chances of our children with exciting and engaging teaching, learning and lunchtime experiences. Does this sound like you?

A successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about making learning and break-time experiences exciting and memorable
  • Determined to ensure that all children have the opportunity to make good progress and exceed national standards
  • Empathetic and able to support and promote our Christian ethos and values
  • A reflective practitioner who is always open to new initiatives
  • Prepared to take an active part in the wider life of the school, willing to add something extra to the school community by sharing their talents
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of our academy in their application and indicate how they believe they could contribute to developing our community and the opportunities for our children
  • Shows enthusiasm, is proactive, self-motivated and able to use initiative
  • Commits to team work and has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organised, efficient, professional and adaptable
  • Caring, understanding and patient with a good sense of humour
  • Someone who lives life with a smile!

SEN Specific Experience (Desirable):

  • Has experience of using a total communication approach, including PECs, PEIC D, sign-a-long
  • Has experience of caring for children with physical needs who require physio support and intimate care
  • Understands child development and attachment theory in relation to challenging behaviour
  • Establishes positive, supportive and clear relationships with children, parents and staff
  • Has a commitment to inclusion in a mainstream setting

What the school offers its staff

In return, we offer:

  • A learning community where you are encouraged to innovate, think for yourself, try new ideas, make a difference and take on responsibility
  • Happy, enthusiastic children who are motivated to learn
  • A dedicated and mutually supportive staff team
  • Supportive leadership, parents, local governors and Multi-Academy Trust
  • Opportunities to network with partnership school and Trust colleagues
  • High quality opportunities for continued professional development
  • An academy trust employee benefits and wellbeing package.

Commitment to safeguarding

St James CE Primary Academy and The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About St James' Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
399 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01202 426696

The St. James’ family is a welcoming, thriving, innovative community; loving and inspiring, forgiving and challenging. Together we can, and will, enrich the world.

Arranging a visit to St James' Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email swalden@stjames.academy.

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